ESOL Offerings through May 2022

Today we are sending out a list of open ESOL offerings through May. On 5/2/2022 look for a combined list of courses across centers. Note that you can check out the ESOL Upcoming Events Calendar tab anytime! 

Facilitated / Online Blended

Unit Planning Using Backward Design

In this online, multi-session workshop, we will examine the components of a thematic ESOL unit plan and walk through the Backward Design approach to instructional planning. You will develop two unit plans—one during the virtual sessions with a small group and one individually during the independent, asynchronous sessions.

The workshop is based on the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers of Adult ESOL, Standard Four: Curriculum and Instructional Planning.

The series includes three facilitated virtual sessions and three asynchronous, independent modules, all accessed through Blackboard. Participation in all three webinars and the independent modules is required.

Module 1:  The course opens with about an hour of independent work
Module 2:  2-hour virtual session A
Module 3:  1 hour of independent work
Module 4:  2-hour virtual session B
Module 5:  1 hour of independent work
Module 6:  1.5-hour virtual session C

4/28/2022 - 8:00 am

5/5/2022 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm

5/19/2022 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm

6/2/2022 - 2:00 - 3:30 pm


Feeding Two Birds With One Scone: Creatively Approaching Educator Growth and Program Improvement

For busy educational leaders, finding time to create learning opportunities for teachers and staff can be daunting.  In this two-part workshop, Pesha Black, Director of Holyoke Community College’s exemplary ESOL programs, shares creative – and time-saving – strategies that support teacher growth, model effective teaching practices, and promote program improvement.

5/13/2022 - 12:30-2:00 pm

5/20/2022 - 12:30-2:00 pm

See also: Professional Development Menu for the MA ESOL Professional Standards

PD Center
SABES English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Curriculum & Instruction PD Center